QuickBooks 2012 Calculation and Editing Tricks

By Stephen L. Nelson

Part of QuickBooks 2012 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

QuickBooks 2012 makes it easy to calculate numbers. If the selection cursor is in an amount field, you can use these symbol keys to make quick calculations:

Press This Key This Happens
+ Adds the number you just typed to the next number you type
Subtracts the next number you type from the number you just
typed
* Multiplies the number you just typed by the next number you
type
/ Divides the number you just typed by the next number you
type

If the selection cursor is on a date field, you can use these tricks to edit the date:

Press This Key This Happens
+ Adds one day to the date shown
T Replaces the date shown with today’s date
Subtracts one day from the date shown
Y Changes the date to the first day in the year
R Changes the date to the last day in the year
M Changes the date to the first day in the month
H Changes the date to the last day in the month